2023 Conference

Austin, TX. | September 18-20

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2023 Conference

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Become a NATSA Conference 2023 Sponsor and share your company with nearly 600 trained transportation specialists who provide services to thousands of carriers and influence well over 2 million trucks on the road today.

Join us in Austin, TX September 18-20 and become a sponsor.

2023 NATSA Conference Sponsorship

Choose your sponsorship level to support our conference in Austin.

Silver $1,950.00

Bronze $950.00

Event $550.00

Support $350.00

Lunch $1,800.00

2023 Conference Agenda

Subject to change

Sunday September 17


3:00 – 6:00 pm Board Meeting Board of Directors HGI-Training Room
7:00 – 9:00 pm Board Dinner
Monday September 18 | Colorado Room 18th Floor


7:00 – 8:15 Breakfast on your own or sponsored
8:15 – 8:30 NATSA Welcome Millard Kewanyama, NATSA President,
Sierra Trucking
8:30 – 9:10 Welcome to Texas! Megan Fietz, Visit Austin
Dana Moore, Texas Trucking Association
9:10 – 9:30 Origin Stories Beginning of NATSA Bob Snaft
9:30 – 10:00 Get to know members Tell us a bit about you – name, position, how long in NATSA, what company you’re with, little known fact about you, etc. Self introductions
10:00 – 10:15 Beverage Break Sponsored by NATSA
10:15 – 10:30   Sponsor Moment Casey Bullard, 2290 Tax
10:30 – 11:25 NATSA Business Meeting Millard Kewanyama
President’s report
Review Open Board Positions
Accept Nominations
Secretary report Barb Keim, NECS
Approval of Minutes
Treasurer report Jackie Polk, Lee TranServices
11:25 – 12:00 Outreach Truckers Against Trafficking  Chris Moreno, TAT &
Margie Hughes, Comdata
12:00 – 1:15   Lunch Sponsored by DISA
1:15 – 2:00 What Did We Learn? Discussion of Table Topics 2022 Results Moderated by Carl Robinson, Vusion
2:00 – 3:00 IFTA and IRP updates Hear the latest updates, goals and challenges direct from the leadership of the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plan (IRP)

Rick LaRose, IFTA &
Jay Starling, IRP



3:00 – 3:30  Stand & Stretch Network Break Sponsored by NATSA
3:30 – 4:05 Views from the Cab Experiences, Challenges, Issues of Driver Gary Babbitt
4:10 – 4:30 Board Candidate Moments Candidates introduce themselves
4:30 – 4:45   Sponsor Moment Ray Proctor, DISA
5:30 – 7:30 NATSA Reception Sponsored by NATSA hors d’oeuvres, drinks and fun! BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE (professional,not too dressy) Group photo
Tuesday September 19 | Colorado Room


7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast on you own
8:00 – 8:10 Re-open Business Meeting Board Member Position Voting Millard Keywanyama, NATSA President
8:10 – 9:00 FMCSA update Ken Riddle, Director Office of Registratioin
9:00 – 10:00 JAC committee update Casey Bullard
10:00 – 10:15 Stretch Talk & Laugh Beverage Break Sponsored by NATSA
10:15 – 11:45 Collaborate, Communicate, Lead Key Note Speaker Billy Moyer, SOS Leadership CEO
An interactive presentation, Billy will share how anyone can become a more effective leader by focusing on better collaboration and communication. The session will include insights, activities and discussion with key takeaway points on strategic empathy, behavior styles, mindful listening and question finding. Lastly, Billy will share a method that will illustrate just how simple leadership is and why your influence makes such a big difference.
Last call for votes
12:00 – 1:30   Lunch Sponsored by NATSA
1:30 – 2:15 Fuel Cards & Fuel Skimming Issues Dave Carver, WEX
2:15 – 2:45

Committee Reports Goals, Challenges, Accomplishments

Conference Margie Hughes, Comdata
Marketing Barry Oberg, DQM Connect
Lori Bonitata and Art Millington, WSI
Membership Ray Proctor, DISA
3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon Pickup Network Break Break sponsored by NATSA
3:30 – 4:15 Area CT and IN leading the wave of the future? Alternate fuels and tax/fees discussion Michelle Fassbender, JJ Keller
Jeff Spiegel, Penske
4:15 – 4:30 Announce voting results Millard Keywanyama, NATSA President
4:30 – Secret Neighbor Gift Exchange Anybody can play! Bring a gift under $25 related to your state/province/city. Put your card inside the gift. Draw a number & select gift! You can steal too!
Evening   Explore Austin
Wednesday September 20 | Colorado Room


Breakfast on our own
8:30 – 10:00 Table Topics Small group breakouts where we introduce various business challenges to the group. Each group spends a few minutes brainstorming, provding info and sharing knowledge. Results are compiled and shared following the conference. moderated session- Margie Hughes, Comdata
10:00 – 10:15 Networking Network break Break sponsored by NATSA
10:15 – 10:45 Leasing/Lease agreements Understanding who’s responsible for filing whether IFTA or mileage based Jeff Spiegel, Penske
10:45 – 11:30 Building Business Knowledge HR Challenges
Hiring practices & pitfalls
How to find and keep good employees
 Gracie Tolman, Early Career Talent at UKG
11:30 – 12:00 Town Hall Final Q&A, discussion, housekeeping Announce 2024 location Margie Hughes, NATSA Vice President
Committee Networking Anyone interested can chat with the committee chairs and members
after lunch

Capitol Tour for anyone interested


email Margie if interested


Book your room | Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

When booking, the link will automatically select the conference dates.  If you wish to come in before the conference or to extend after, simply click the date where it says “edit stay” and change the dates.

Note: To ensure you are getting our conference room rate, please make sure your rate code says

“N Amer Transp Servs” 


2023 Conference Registration

Member Registration – $425

Additional Attendee – $325

Non-member – $500

Guest – $150

Retiree – $200


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations should be made in writing and addressed to a Board Member or conference planner. Room size, meal prices, room rates, speaker commitments, tours, etc. are all based upon numbers of people attending. Cancellations greatly affect these contracted commitments and minimums. Any attendance cancellation should be communicated as soon as possible. Refunds are provided only for those persons having paid the registration fees in advance and have provided written notice of their cancellation thirty (30) working days in advance of the meeting.

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